Last Updated: 10 Sep, 2023 | Views: 86
Profession: Business Men
Other Profession(s): Philanthropist, Financier, Environmentalist
Famous For: Chairman of Fine Line
Higher Education: Master's Degree in Architecture
Net Worth: $2.4 Billion
Ed Bass was born September 10, 1945, in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. Ed Bass was born in the family of Perry R. and Nancy Lee. Ed Bass attended Phillips Academy and graduated from Yale in 1967 with a degree in administrative science. Ed Bass served in the United States Coast Guard and later joined Yale, studying for a master's degree in architecture. He is the Chairman of Fine Line, an investment and venture capital management firm in Fort Worth. Ed Bass became chairman of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, a philanthropic organization.
Ed Bass Career:
Ed Bass Early Career:
• Ed Bass moved to New Mexico to work with a counterculture group at Synergia Ranch", owned by John P. Allen.
• Ed Bass established Llano Compound, a condominium in Santa Fe, and began a partnership with Allen that focused on ecology projects.
Ed Bass Founded The Biosphere 2 Project:
• Ed Bass founded the Biosphere 2 project, which he funded with an initial fund of $30 million.
• The project was part of a 2,500-acre ranch at Santa Catalina Mountains in Oracle, Arizona, near Tucson.
Ed Bass Funding For Continued Research:
• Ed Bass sold land adjacent to the project, and later, the building was leased to the University of Arizona.
• The privately funded Biosphere project's total cost has been reported as $150 million to $200 million.
Ed Bass Focused on Environmental Conservation:
• Ed Bass has funded numerous environmental conservation projects and stated that he feels conservation is "most effective when approached as an enterprise.
• Ed Bass has supported and worked with the World Wildlife Fund, the Jane Goodall Institute, the New York Botanical Garden, and the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation.
Ed Bass Work For Urban Redevelopment
• Ed Bass has given long-time support of downtown redevelopment, and she has been described as a "leader in what is recognized as one of America's most successful urban revitalization efforts.
• Ed Bass and his family began the Sundance Square development in 1982.
Ed Bass Awards:
• 2004: Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise
Ed Bass Unknown Facts:
• Environmental Scholars Program: Ed Bass started Yale's Edward P. Bass Distinguished Environmental Scholars Program.
• Renovate the Peabody Museum of Natural: Ed Bass worked for the renovation of the Peabody Museum by giving $160 million.